New York Times, Friday, September 18, 2009

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles E. Gersch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BMQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: HALF-CENTURY PUZZLEMAKERS' WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, are by puzzlemakers who have been contributing to The Times for more than 50 years. Charles Gersch, of New York City, had his first crossword published on February 21, 1944, when he was 13, in the New York Herald Tribune. He made his Times debut in 1951.
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Across Down
1. Whips : CHASTISES
10. Truly : VERY
14. "South Pacific" song that asks "If you don't have a dream, / How you gonna have a dream come true?" : HAPPYTALK
15. Slice of a media ad budget : RADIO
16. Something that may cover a house : INSURANCEPOLICY
18. West African currency : LEONE
19. British "pounds" : KILOS
20. Poetic conjunction : THO
21. Count concluder? : ESS
22. Opera that includes the "Prisoners' Chorus" : FIDELIO
24. Satirist Freberg : STAN
26. Adolescent : TEENAGE
30. Make tracks : HASTEN
33. E-mail address ender : GOV
34. Its maiden flight carried its country's president home : ELAL
35. Pitcher's ploy : INTENTIONALWALK
38. "___ turn" : YOUR
39. See 43-Across : ACT
40. "Casablanca" role : UGARTE
41. Not so good : ADVERSE
43. With 39-Across, pretend : PLAY
44. Stay longer than : OUTWAIT
46. Column producer, for short : CPA
49. Gift tag word : FOR
52. Chambers in a bar : DIANE
53. Some Polynesian plants : TAROS
55. Literary character played in film by Charles Laughton, Anthony Perkins and Geoffrey Rush : INSPECTORJAVERT
58. Bad thing to run : FEVER
59. Reaches, as a sanctuary : ESCAPESTO
60. "Friday Night Fights" presenter : ESPN
61. One seriously into Civil War history, maybe : REENACTOR
1. 1962 World Cup host : CHILE
2. Hosiery brand : HANES
3. Lhasa ___ : APSOS
4. Like cotton candy : SPUN
5. Ancient city whose name means "rock" : TYRE
6. "Isn't ___ Shame?" (1934 hit song) : ITA
7. Registered : SANKIN
8. Conqueror of Valencia in 1094 : ELCID
9. Natural history museum exhibit : SKELETON
10. ___-d'Oise (French department) : VAL
11. Mark up, perhaps : EDIT
12. Sumptuous : RICH
13. Unstable type : YOYO
15. "Cracklin' ___" (Neil Diamond hit) : ROSIE
17. Try to clear the bar : POLEVAULT
22. "Way to go, man!" : FANTASTIC
23. Ticket request : ONEWAY
24. Disc holder : STEREO
25. See 50-Down : TEN
27. Bygone spray : ALAR
28. Ayn Rand hero : GALT
29. Actress Sommer : ELKE
30. "How de do" : HIYA
31. Give ___ to (O.K.) : ANOD
32. Alphabet quartet : STUV
33. Tricked : GOT
36. Restaurant freebie : ICEWATER
37. Letters on some luggage to N.Y.C. : LGA
42. Not so delicate : RUDER
43. Pass through : PIERCE
45. Have ___ for (be perceptive to) : ANOSE
46. Colgate rival : CREST
47. ___-Novo (capital of Benin) : PORTO
48. Place name in Manhattan : ASTOR
49. "The Spirit of '76" instrument : FIFE
50. Change for a 25-Down, maybe : ONES
51. Accept or decline : RSVP
53. Spanish morsel : TAPA
54. French preposition : AVEC
56. Script : PEN
57. One of the Bradys on "The Brady Bunch" : JAN

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